Suicide bomber explodes outside Russian embassy in Kabul

A suicide bomber exploded outside the Russian embassy in Kabul, according to local authorities. According to local media, he was blown up in the visa queue. The explosion occurred in the Dar-ul-Aman area in the east of Kabul at the gates of the embassy. Local media reported that at the time of the explosion there was a long line at the embassy.

According to The Jerusalem Post, which cites local police reports, the explosion occurred when a suicide bomber approaching the Russian embassy was shot dead by Taliban. According to other sources, the terrorist himself set off the bomb. The exact number of dead and wounded is still unknown.

As a result of the attack, two employees of the Russian diplomatic mission were killed, and there are also victims among Afghan citizens, the Russian Foreign Ministry said .

Russian state media RIA Novosti reports that the explosion occurred when a Russian diplomat stepped out to name visa applicants. According to RIA, from 15 to 20 people were injured, including a Russian diplomat and a security guard. Al Jazeera reports that at least 25 people were killed and injured in the blast.

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